APD SWAT team responds to northeast Albuquerque

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department reports that a SWAT team was activated at 901 Tramway in northeast Albuquerque on Monday night. APD says they were attempting to apprehend a male individual with several arrest warrants. 

Police say two bomb threats led to the SWAT standoff. According to a criminal complaint, Larry Gallahue went to the 7-11 on Tramway and Copper when the clerk refused to sell him alcohol. Police say he called 911 and made a bomb threat. They say he also did this at another 7-11 on Menaul.

Police say they searched and did not find any explosives. They tracked Gallahue to his apartment on Tramway near Lomas. Police say he slammed the door on officers and refused to come out causing the SWAT standoff. Gallahue was eventually arrested and charged with two counts of making a bomb threat.

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